2022 Chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park
2022 chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park; Chimpanzee trekking permit is a card that is issued to visitors above the age of fifteen years allowing them to visit a habituated chimpanzee family in Kibale forest national park. Kibale forest national park also known the primate capital is located in western part of Uganda and one of the best chimpanzee trekking destinations due to the fact that it harbors more than 1,500 chimpanzees. The national park also harbors other primate species including, grey cheeked mangabey, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, blue monkeys, patas monkeys, olive baboons, Uganda red colobus monkeys among others. Apart from Kibale forest national park, chimpanzee trekking is also done in Kalinzu forest, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park and Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park.
Cost of 2022 chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park
A chimpanzee trekking permit in Kibale forest national park costs 200 USD per person for foreign non residents, 150 USD per person for foreign residents and 150, 000 UGX per person for East African citizens. A chimpanzee trekking permit in Kibale forest national park is issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority and it allows you to spend one hour with the habituated chimpanzees in their habitat.
How to book 2022 chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park
There are two options for booking 2022 chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale national park for example booking through Uganda Wildlife Authority by contacting the offices via telephone calls or email. Chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park can also be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris by contacting us with the dates when you wish to travel. After contacting us we will check for permit availability and if there are permits available, you will asked to make a deposit for the permit. When the payment has been made, we will purchase the permit on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipts as confirmation. Booking through a tour operator is however the best option to use in that it’s fast, less tiresome and we will also be able to plan for your safari in Uganda which includes transportation, accommodation and other interesting activities.
Best time to book 2022 chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park
2022 chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park can be booked anytime throughout the year and should be booked 3 to 4 months on advance before the trekking date because they easily get sold out quickly especially during the dry season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February.
Chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale forest national park
Chimpanzee trekking is an interesting activity where visitors move on foot into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated chimpanzees and once found spend one hour with them in their habitat. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park starts in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow at Kanyachu park headquarters. After the briefing you will start trekking in the forest with an experienced park guide and armed park rangers to protect you from any danger. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park takes about 30 minutes to 4 hours or even more depending on where the chimpanzees are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking you will be able to view other wildlife species including mammals like forest elephants, buffaloes, bush pigs, duikers, view other primates like black and white colobus monkeys, grey checked mangabey, view different bird species among others. Once the chimpanzees are found you will be able to spend one hour with them in their habitat which gives you a chance to learn more about their lifestyle, behaviors, watch them breastfeed, hunt, fights, play, rest, feed, groom young ones, take photos and record videos.
Where to stay in Kibale forest national park
Kibale forest national park has a number of accommodation facilities where you can stay during your chimpanzee trekking safari. The accommodations are classified into three categories for example luxury, midrange and budget including Primate Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Aramaga Rift Valley Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge, Chimpanzee Forest Guest House, Isunga Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge, Kibale Forest Camp, Mountains of the Moon Hotel, Chimp Nest Lodge, Papaya Lake Lodge, Chimpundu Lodge, Rweteera Safari Park among others.
How to get to Kibale forest national park
Kibale forest national park is located in western part of Uganda and can be accessed by road transport means where by you will drive from Kampala or Entebbe via Mubende, Fort Portal or via Mbarara, Kamwenge to the park headquarters which takes about 5 to 6 hours’ drive in a 4WD safari vehicle.